One Dyin' One Buryin'

by Off Balance

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released April 20, 2011



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Off Balance Indianapolis, Indiana

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Track Name: At The Helm
I'll never call out to the god that isn't there / Absent my whole life, a non-entity that doesn't care / Living past failures, endless nights the same bullshit / Selfish humanity inspired me to quit / The future's dead and gone, stuck in the past I obsess / Proceed everyday, can't reach through the emptiness / Inside these walls are dark and unforgiving / I walk amongst you, seething yet grinning / In dire need of something to cloud my perception / The pain of understanding brings upon this depression / A futile search for meaning in the here and now / Sometimes another sip makes it smoother somehow / I've never fit in and I never can / Incapable of dealing with another man / When I look back, that's how I've always felt / Mental disorders I've been dealt / This desolation takes hold and starts to overwhelm / In my mind's struggle, death is at the helm
Track Name: Doomed for Dementia
Staring in a mirror, the pain won't go away / A paradox, no absolutes, only shades of gray / Reflection gets ugly, by the moment I grieve / Truth and purpose, I just can't conceive / Until my dying day, I'm plagued within my head / Can't seem to put this internal conflict to bed / Must have been a dark force that siezed the placenta / From my very conception I'm doomed for dementia / Made unlike any, I claw to get out / Until day burns night, then I swim in doubt / Overwhelmed by distress, can't put to rest the confusion / Reality and sanity are just an illusion / Of my self and this world I don't think very much / I can hold a bottle but love I can't touch
Track Name: Every Swig, Laugh at Fate
Everything happens for a reason or so that's what I'm told / I have a hard time believing this as I sit here growing old / Cold and desolate, filled with fear / There is no one that holds me dear / Or a single soul who genuinely cares / Just a facade of concern that leaves me bare / I don't know how long I can survive when fear of death is all that keeps me alive / The evil of humanity I thought I could resist is taking it's toll and starting to persist / Perplexed as to why I'm so full of hate / Distrust of motive I just can't relate / To you or any of your kind / No human on the Earth is at the level of my mind / Ongoing conflict, anguish inside my head / All hope for the better is as good as dead / The world at large breeds all frauds / Refuse to fit their dye - forever outlawed / FOREVER OUTLAWED / My smile is a disguise for my inner pain / Yet for me to smile is such a strain / Doomed to a life of letdown and failure / Harsh actuality is there will be no savior / Despair overwhelms, no faith in tomorrow / Reality's absurdity delivers only sorrow / Find a manic escape / I must inebriate / With every swig I laugh at fate / Pierce this jaded state / Shun the progress of man - futility abound / Until the essence of life is driven through the ground
Track Name: One Dyin' One Buryin'
This loneliness permeates / The daily struggle to stay awake / To not close my eyes and end all this pain / Trip to the other side, put to dead my brain / Is death the best way out, will I ever get the balls? / Or just suffer through these motions suffocated by these walls / Lost and alone are the only things I know / All I can focus on is which way I'll go / A bullet, a hanging or O.D. on pills / The only sure fire way to cure all these ills / Come crushing down on me all these bullshit lies / I can't even look myself in the eye / One dyin' and a buryin' some cryin' and six carryin' me / I wanna be free!